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Memorable Manitobans: Richard Clayton “Rich” Goulden (1941-1997)

Natural resource manager.

Born at Yorkton, Saskatchewan on 23 February 1941, son of Stanley Aubrey Goulden (1910-1994) and Florence Jean MacLellan (1910-2003), his childhood was spent at Flin Flon. After receiving a BSc (Honours) degree in Agriculture from the University of Manitoba, he completed graduate studies in Wildlife Management at Utah State University. For over 30 years, he worked in wildlife and resource management, holding positions of Coordinator in the Canada Land Inventory Program, Director of Fisheries and Wildlife, Directors of Parks, and Assistant Deputy Minister of Natural Resources. He concluded his career as Chief Executive Officer of the Manitoba Habitat Heritage Corporation (1992-1996). He was active in numerous provincial, national, and international resource management initiatives. He died at London, Ontario on 3 June 1997 and was buried in the Rosehill Cemetery. He is commemorated by a conservation monument near Dunrea.

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Goulden Memorial Monument (RM of Prairie Lakes)

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 6 June 1997, page 35.

“Wildlife habitat dedicated to respected conservationist,” Steinbach Carillon, 28 September 1998, page 8.

Obituary [Florence Jean Goulden], Brandon Sun, 7 June 2003, page 19.

Stanley Goulden, Geni.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 15 June 2021

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